The Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Bahago, says engaging youths in agriculture and agricultural entrepreneurship will minimise agitations across the country.
Bahago in his Eid-el-Kabir message on Friday in Minna, said that when the youths engage in meaningful ventures to earn a good living, there would be less crime and agitations across the country.
He appealed to the three tiers of government to initiate sustainable agricultural programmes.
“Our teeming youths should be engaged in meaningful ventures such as the dry and wet season farming to create jobs, wealth and to produce enough food.
“It will be an understatement to talk on improvement in the prices of farm produce this year, especially that of yam that has hit the international market.
“The youths of Minna Emirate and the country at large should seize this golden opportunity in going back to the farm as an alternative to unemployment and restiveness,’’ he said.
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